In July 1944, Gar Tootelian & Esther Bedoian were married & made their home in Reedley where they farmed grapes & tree fruit. In 1949, they established an agricultural chemical & fertilizer retail business – Gar Tootelian, Inc. They raised their family & built their business on the same values they were raised on.
The timeless values of honor, integrity & honesty served Gar & Esther well. Today, Gar Tootelian, Inc. still prospers as one of California’s oldest & largest independent agricultural chemical & fertilizer retailers, serving Central Valley farmers from Kern to Madera County.
The company is second generation family owned & operated. Since 1949, GAR’s customer base has grown to over 1,400 growers throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley. Successful growers know, well timed sprays provide peace of mind in crop protection. That’s what Gar Tootelian Inc. has been able to offer since 1949.